Come and celebrate the holiday with us on Tuesday, December 27th at 6 PM.

St Mark’s Episcopal Church
33-50 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Between 34th Ave and Northern Boulevard, entrance close to 34th Avenue

Sing along with Marie Mularczyk.  Hanukkah crafts with Karen Wellington. We will light Hanukkah candles.

This is a pot luck. We supply the gelt (chocolate, of course) and the jelly donuts.
Please bring any entrée, appetizer or dessert. No meat, please. Fish (no shellfish) and dairy are fine.


Our Hanukkah Celebration is made possible through the generosity of UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal and the Central Queens/Samuel Field Y.

3 PM Sukkah decorating
4 – 5:30 PM Sukkot “Tisch” with Rabbi Goldenberg of Malkhut

St Mark’s Episcopal Church Community Garden
33-50 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
(Garden is on the corner of 81st Street and 34th Avenue.)

Kehillat Tikvah is partnering with Malkhut for our intergenerational Sukkot gathering in Jackson Heights. Children will have the opportunity to create sukkah decorations and hang them in the sukkah, and then we will have our “tisch.” The word “tisch” means “table” in Yiddish. When Jews celebrate, we like to sit around a table to sing, tell stories, pray and eat. Our tisch with Rabbi G. will include singing, lulav-waving, stories, and some fun, Sukkot-themed mindfulness practice appropriate for all ages.

We will have the pleasure of eating in the Sukkah. A chance to have your simple dinner or snack This won’t be a pot luck. We ask that you bring enough to feed yourself and your family. Remember no meat or shellfish, regular fish is fine. (No food-warming available.)

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg is the founder of Malkhut, a new progressive Jewish community in Western Queens. She currently teaches mindfulness in the Kivvun program of IJS and is the former spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, in Chester, CT. Previously, she served as Assistant/Associate Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX with a primary focus on social justice. Rabbi Goldenberg is a former co-chair of T’ruah: the Rabbinic call for Human Rights. She resides in Forest Hills, NY with her husband Jim and their two children Amina and Ziv. She was ordained from HUC-JIR (NY) in 2003.

High Holidays Services, 2016


We will not be charging for tickets to the services. 

The services will be lay led. Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg will lead us in a Torah study and discussion on Yom Kippur.

  • Are you planning to attend all or some of the services? (This would be helpful, though not required.)
  • Are you interested in reading a Torah portion, or participating in any way?
  • Do you have children you would like to bring?  Let us know the number and their ages and we will can plan for them.

Contact us at 718-569-1887 or kehillat.tikvah@gmail.com.  All are welcome!

Sunday, October 2, 8 PM
Monday, October 3, 10 AM – ca. 12 noon.

Tuesday, October 11, 8 PM Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 12, 10 AM – ca. 1 PM
3 PM Torah study with Rabbi Goldenberg
4 PM Yizkor followed by closing prayers.
Ending approximately 6 PM with a small break fast.

Join us at 7 PM for our Shabbat service to be followed by an Oneg (refreshments and time to shmooze). 

Place: The Library of  Community United Methodist Church. 81-10 35th Avenue.

Coming up:

We will be holding High Holiday services.:
Rosh Hashana October 2-3.
Yom Kippur October 11-12

This year, we will not be charging for tickets.  Details to follow.

Our Shabbat Service and celebration will revolve around the holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits). Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah). It is customary to read The Book of Ruth.

Friday June 10th,  6:30 pm. Shabbat service followed by a pot luck at a residence in Jackson Heights. (Call 718-565-1968 for the address.) We will start reading the Book of Ruth.  Please bring any entrée, appetizer or dessert.  It is customary at Shavuot to eat a dairy meal.

 Saturday, June 11th at 12:15 PM. Shavuot celebration, right after the Jewish together program. Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue.

We will serve a light lunch.  There will be activities for young children.

Rabbi Kathy Novick will lead us in a discussion about the Book of Ruth.  We recommend “Reading Ruth: Contemporary Women Reclaim a Sacred Story,” edited by Gail Twersky Reimer and Judith A. Kates.



Our next Friday Night Shabbat Service and pot luck will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016.  The service will start at 6:30 PM followed by a pot luck.  Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance, was last week and we will remember this Friday as well.

Please bring any entrée, appetizer or dessert.  No meat, please. Fish (no shellfish) and dairy are fine.

We look forward to seeing you at the home of the Drori-Huynh family in Jackson Heights. For the address, call 414-232-1302.

Jewish Together programs for families with young children:
May 14, May 28, June 11 (followed by Shavuot celebration)
Next Shabbat: Friday  June 10
Kehillat Tikvah Annual meeting: Monday June 20

Our next Friday Night Shabbat Service and pot luck will be held on April 15. The service will start at 6:30 PM followed by a pot luck.  Rabbi Kathy Novick will discuss Passover preparation.  More details to follow.

Please bring any entrée, appetizer or dessert.  No meat, please. Fish (no shellfish) and dairy are fine. 

We look forward to seeing you at the home of the Solomons on 75th Street between 35th and 37th Avenues in Jackson Heights.  Cat in residence.  For more information, call 718-569-1887.

We look forward to seeing you.

Our Passover Community Seder will start at 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016.